Family of Four including 2 Children Commit Suicide
Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, a family of four committed suicide at Morgans Gate here on December 8.
The deceased have been identified as Nagesh Sheriguppi (30), his wife Vijayalaxmi (26), daughter Sapna (8) and son Samarth (4), natives of Beelagi, Bagalkot.
According to the primary reports, Nagesh was working as the driver and his wife Vijayalaxmi was working as a Security guard.
When the police reached the spot Nagesh was found hanging and Vijayalaxmi along with the children are suspected to be poisoned.
The reason for the extreme step is yet to be ascertained. The police are investigating.
Update: Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that the deceased woman Viayalakshmi worked at the residence of one Noor Jahan and had a close connection with her. In the death note, Nagesh has mentioned that Noor Jahan was trying to convert Vijayalakshmi. The neighbours have stated that Nagesh asked Vijayalakshmi not to work there and stay back at home and assaulted her for the same reason. The relatives of the family have not come forward to lodge a complaint. The police have taken suo moto case for abetment of suicide, he explained.
Nagesh had earlier lodged a missing complaint of his wife and children. After a few days, the woman came to the women’s police station and stated that she was staying at her relatives’ house as Nagesh harassed her. She also told police that she is willing to live with him provided he doesn’t harass her any more. Nagesh had apologized and taken them back.
The police sources said that a woman has been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the case.
Nagesh, originally from Bilagi village in Bagalkot district, was settled in Mangaluru for many years. He worked as a driver and his wife worked as a security guard. Further investigations are on.
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